Just this morning, I was thinking about living on a fixed income . . .I'm only 58 but my husband is five years older and is looking ahead to his retirement. I DO NOT DO WELL on a budget. He sent me an email with his proposed budget for retirement and I said, "where are my hair salon appointments? how about the housekeeper? what about pedicures?" Let me tell you . . .I may have to work until I'm 80 because I don't want to give up the luxuries that I feel like I've waited on my entire life. That is crazy - I can't believe I just typed all that but I think it is true.
Instead, I should be thinking about what I want to accomplish with God's help in the future and I was thinking about luxuries - silly me! I hope to be able to serve God all the way until my last breath. Laura (daughter) told me last night that it is a good thing that I work in a church because I can work up until the day I die . . .and walk down the hall to my own funeral . . .and be done with it! hahaha! To be honest, that is the way I want to live my future. I want to be healthy (swim in the dead sea and climb a million steps in Israel in January). I want to live long and play with grandchildren. I want to be riding on top of a double decker bus in New York City when I'm
in my 90's . . .when I'm older (in the future).
|my sweet mother-in-love and sister-in-love in New York City last week|
I want to enjoy life and live and laugh and love in the future. I want to travel and see things I've never seen (Northern Lights!!). I want to hike to the falls in the Preserve which is right across the street from our house. I want to LIVE! I want to LOVE. I want to SERVE GOD. What do you want to do with your future?
P.S. I would love to keep my hair salon appointments, cleaning lady and still get pedicures, too . . .in the future, you know? (five minutes flew by!!)